Wednesday, December 28, 2005

CQOD: 12/29/05 -- C. S. Lewis: the uses of personality

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 29, 2005
Feast of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170
    But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.
    -- 1 Samuel 1:22 (KJV)

    A Christian and an unbelieving poet may both be equally original and draw on resources peculiar to themselves, but with this difference. The unbeliever may take his own temperament and experience, just as they happen to stand, and consider them worth communicating simply because they are his. To the Christian his own temperament and experience, as mere fact, and as merely his, are of no value or importance whatsoever: he will deal with them, if at all, only because they are the medium through which, or the position from which, something universally profitable appeared to him.
    ... C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), ‚ÄúChristianity and Literature‚ÄĚ

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant that I may use my gifts to Your glory.

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